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A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

FILE - In this July, 1997 file photo, Dwayne Hargo, left, Rick Chatman, right, and Quail Dobbs, in the barrel, try to divert the bull's attention away from a fallen cowboy at the Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo. Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus. Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr said Wednesday, May 27, 2020 that organizers decided the risk of spreading the virus was too great for the more than 140,000 people who visit Cheyenne for Frontier Days in late July. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

May. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the event billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo has been called off in its 124-year history. City and state officials announced the decision. Event organizers decided...

People hold a minute of silence for the victims of COVID-19 at Sol square in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Flags are flying at half-mast on more than 14,000 public buildings in Spain as the European nation holds its first of 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new coronavirus infections and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the potential setbacks ahead for others on the road to reopening. The European Union unveiled a massive stimulus...

Mayor: Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, is canceled for the first time in 124 years

May. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Mayor: Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, is canceled for the first time in 124 years.

Yellowstone: Memorial Day traffic in Wyoming resembled 2019

May. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The northern half of Yellowstone National Park remains closed due to the coronavirus but Memorial Day weekend traffic in the park's southern half was similar to last year. Yellowstone has been open since May 18 through its two Wyoming entrances. Yellowstone's other...

Second resident of Wyoming nursing home dies of COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — A second resident of a Wyoming nursing home has died of the coronavirus. The older man had been hospitalized and was a resident of a Washakie County long-term care facility where testing identified 12 cases among residents and nine among staff, the Wyoming Department of Health said...

No sign of coronavirus so far in Wyoming city's sewage

May. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Results are negative so far for a Wyoming city testing for signs of the coronavirus in sewage. Park County Public Health officer Dr. Aaron Billin presented the first round of results to Cody city officials Monday. The samples were taken April 28 at the city's wastewater treatment center....

Report: Up to $1.5 billion Wyoming revenue hit amid COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Collapsing energy prices and the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to cost Wyoming up to $1.5 billion in revenue over the next two years, preliminary estimates released Tuesday show. The nonpartisan state Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicts sales tax revenue will fall up to 30% in...

Police investigate fatal shooting of man at Cheyenne motel

May. 25, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police have identified a person of interest in connection with the death of a man who was shot at a Cheyenne motel, police said Sunday. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Briggs of Cheyenne was found wounded on Friday night about a block from the Lariat Motel, police said. He was taken to...

In this Sunday, May 17, 2020 photo, Laramie County School District No. 2 superintendent Jon Abrams shows off his Converse Chuck Taylor shoes while giving a speech during the 2020 Pine Bluffs Jr./Sr. High School graduation in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Twenty-eight seniors sat in the bleachers, while families gathered on the football field to watch the ceremony. (Michael Cummo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

Wyoming superintendent gives graduates shoes -- and message

May. 24, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Jon Abrams wore a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors for the first time in 50 years last week. At least that’s what he told the combined 74 graduates of Laramie County School District No. 2, where he serves as superintendent over Pine Bluffs and Burns junior/senior high schools....